OCTOBER SPEAKER Details.

Sat OCTOBER 1st, Chapter Meeting (Virtual)

Link as usual, will be-

https://meet.google.com/hon-jtjc-dpr

Meeting starts at 10 am

Speaker starts promptly at 10:30 am

Speaker: Cathryn Luckoski, Audiologist

Topic "Audiologist Corner"

Description: Empower yourself with information. Join this session to review the audiologist's role in helping you hear and how you can direct the treatment plan to find solutions that work. Topics will include key tests that you might experience during an audiology visit and “new” hearing solutions, like Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids. The discussion will wrap up with an open Q & A. This is your opportunity to Ask The Audiologist, so come prepared.


BIO: Cathryn Luckoski has been an audiologist for 28 years, She specializes in implantable solutions for severe to profound hearing loss, but treats all levels of deficit. Cathryn has worked in clinics and in the hearing device industry. She is currently part of a team of clinical audiologists at Ascension St. Vincent in Carmel, IN. Beyond the clinic, Cathryn enjoys all forms of outside play with her family and Golden Retriever, Juni.


Who we are:


This chapter provides ongoing support to members of the hard of hearing

community as we navigate hearing loss in everyday life.


You are never alone with your hearing loss!


Our mission is to open up the world of communication to people with

hearing loss by providing education, support and advocacy.


We are an all volunteer, charitable organization under the IRS Code 501 (c)(3).

We are 4 years old as a chapter serving Indianapolis, Central and Southern Indiana.

We are an affiliate of HLAA National (www.hearingloss.org).


Our meetings are a place where you can feel comfortable with others who have hearing loss

too. Everyone is welcome.


We have weekly virtual meetings to support our members and in person monthly meetings and

events.

Membership is $5/year


In our network of member volunteers we discuss each others hearing concerns, exchange

updated information, teach each other new ways to use technology to help communication, find ways to advocate for the hard of hearing community, fund raise for hearing causes eg

walk4hearing, have guest speakers at monthly meetings and importantly, we have social and

lunch gatherings to foster fellowship.


You are never alone with your hearing loss!


Find out more by visiting our website www.hlaa-indianapolis.org



This Hearing Loss Association of America Chapter (HLAA-Indianapolis) is a tax-exempt, charitable organization and is eligible to receive tax- deductible contributions under the IRS Code 501(c)(3). Your contributions and membership dues are tax-deductible as allowed by law.



Our mission is to open up the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing education, information, support and advocacy.

Membership Benefits


Why You Should Join a Hearing Loss Chapter


  • Meet others with Hearing Loss


  • Learn how to improve understanding


  • Learn how community is helping


  • See technology that will help me


  • Enjoy social functions with the group


  • Tips on how to navigate the hearing world with hearing loss.


The term DHH is used to represent all people who identify as Deaf, deaf, Hard of Hearing, Late-Deafened, DeafBlind and Deaf with Additional Disabilities.

HOH is Hard of Hearing

Informal, open to all, virtual chat meetings are each Saturday.

Discussions are open to any topic about hearing loss that you wish to bring up.

The group pitches in to help you solve specific issues you may be encountering with your hearing aid.

Next informal chat meeting is Oct 15th 2022
between 10 am & Noon

Meeting & Informal Chat LINK is:

(or Phone Number to call in (570) 500-5073‬ use PIN: ‪771 105 468#‬)

Seminars, advocacy for the Hard of Hearing community, social events, support & volunteer opportunities

  • you are never alone in your hearing loss- 48 million people in U.S. have it

  • meet a new friend

  • learn technology for hearing loss

Contact us: info@HLAA-Indianapolis.org

HLAA-Indianapolis is an affiliate of HLAA National. Please visit www.hearingloss.org for the National webpage.

Our mission is to open up the world of communication to people with hearing loss by providing education, information, support and advocacy.

We believe sharing our hearing loss journeys through socialization, advocacy, information, and education is important for hearing health. Our organization is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization offering support to all ages who have hearing loss.

There are over 48 million people in the United States who have hearing loss. Today one in five people have hearing loss. The National Hearing Loss Association of America has existed for over 30 years helping people learn how to best cope. It used to be called the Self Help Hard of Hearing (SHHH) organization when it started. In addition, through our advocacy efforts, affiliates located in all 50 states we have made monumental changes in recent years through legislation and policy on behalf of those with hearing loss.

Come learn more about us and meet new friends who have hearing loss. All our meetings are VIRTUAL with cc throughout 2020.

We also offer volunteer opportunities to serve the community. If you are interested, please contact us.

Up and Coming Chapter Award!

Our chapter is honored to be the recipient of the 2020 HLAA Up and Coming Chapter Award! The award will be presented later this month at the HLAA 2022 Convention in Tampa, FL at the Awards Ceremony and Reception by our President, Teresa Gonzalez. (Not presented earlier due to pandemic.)

The Up and Coming Chapter Award is presented to a new chapter (under 2 years old), which most effectively delivers the HLAA mission for its members and the community. This award recognizes chapters for their overall programs that have opened the world of communication for local people with hearing loss through information, education, support and advocacy.

HLAA – Indianapolis Chapter Meetings for 2022

All meetings are on 1st Saturdays of the month. (Check if they are virtual in the calendar)

Virtual Meeting link is: https://meet.google.com/hon-jtjc-dpr

Meetings are from 10:00 am to noon with the Speaker at 10:30am.

Virtual Meetings CLOSED CAPTIONS.

Calendar Link



Meeting Location after social distancing ceases:

Irvington Public Library: 5625 East Washington St Indianapolis 46219

Irvington Public Library

2022 Meeting Schedule

2022 Meeting Schedule Link

How to join our virtual meetings.

OCTOBER SPEAKER Details.

Sat OCTOBER 1st, Chapter Meeting (Virtual)

Link as usual, will be-

https://meet.google.com/hon-jtjc-dpr

Meeting starts at 10 am

Speaker starts promptly at 10:30 am

Speaker: Cathryn Luckoski, Audiologist

Topic "Audiologist Corner"

Description: Empower yourself with information. Join this session to review the audiologist's role in helping you hear and how you can direct the treatment plan to find solutions that work. Topics will include key tests that you might experience during an audiology visit and “new” hearing solutions, like Over-The-Counter Hearing Aids. The discussion will wrap up with an open Q & A. This is your opportunity to Ask The Audiologist, so come prepared.


BIO: Cathryn Luckoski has been an audiologist for 28 years, She specializes in implantable solutions for severe to profound hearing loss, but treats all levels of deficit. Cathryn has worked in clinics and in the hearing device industry. She is currently part of a team of clinical audiologists at Ascension St. Vincent in Carmel, IN. Beyond the clinic, Cathryn enjoys all forms of outside play with her family and Golden Retriever, Juni.


HLAA-IN Chapter Calendar 2022 v Sep 26.docx

Link to download Chapter Calendar LINK

Link for ALL meetings is: https://meet.google.com/hon-jtjc-dpr

(Phone Number to call in is (570) 500-5073‬, PIN: ‪771 105 468#‬)

Copy this into any browser to join the meeting.

You do NOT need to register.

Some meetings will be held at Irvington Public Library.

ANYONE CAN JUST JOIN OUR VIRTUAL MEETINGS.

Non Members are MOST WELCOME.

Schedule content may be subject to change.


NEW! Request ASR Captions for your Zoom Account.

Zoom just announced it will provide its high-quality ASR captions (Live Transcript) FREE for people with hearing loss. Click here to request access.


Our Chapter was well represented at the "Listening & Spoken Language" conference in Indianapolis Feb 22, 2020.

Our meetings are a place where you can feel comfortable with others who have hearing loss too.

You are never alone!


Regular meetings are held with live captioning displayed on an overhead screen for members to follow.

(Virtual meetings are held during the pandemic-details in calendar )

Thank you to our Remote CART* provider, Susan Wollenweber Dezelan, who kindly does our meeting captions, gratis.

*CART stands for Communication Access Realtime Translation. CART is a service in which a certified CART provider listens to speech and instantaneously translates all the speech to text.

Meetings also have a StreamText link to provide live captioning during a meeting in order for anyone to follow via their device. (smartphone/computer/iPad etc.)

Chapter Member, Kat Imhausen (aka Mrs Claus) has stories for children with some sign language. LINK. Happiness is Signing.

Other ways to support this Chapter:

Nominate our chapter as your charity when you shop on Amazon or Ebay.

Urge your family members to also nominate our chapter as their charity when they shop on Amazon or Ebay.

Add HLAA-Indianapolis Chapter as your charity of choice to your Amazon account and help us receive a small percentage of your total purchase with every Amazon purchase you make..

How do I select us a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?

On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. (Our charity is listed by the full name Hearing Loss Association of America Inc Indianapolis.)

That is all. (Choose us as your charity in your Amazon cell phone app in settings.)

From then on remember to always go to www.smile.amazon.com FIRST in your browser.

Sign on with you Amazon logon and make your purchases. You will always see the Amazon Smile logo on the home page.

It is that easy!

Please urge your family members to list us as their charity in www.smile.amazon.com.

All those accumulated purchases ADD up to donations by Amazon to our Chapter.

Nominate us as your favorite charity when using ebay. You can donate any percentage you chose of any of your ebay sales/purchases to go to us. Click on the logo above.







Thank You For Your Support!

CART: Communication Access Realtime Translation

Thank you Susan Dezelan and to Caption First's Kathy Cortopassi, for being our Remote CART providers. We are most grateful for the donation of your time and skill.

Free Equipment Lending Library LINK

Donate your old Hearing Aids.

Hearing Aid Donation Center.pdf

Donate your old hearing aid (link to above form) when you attend our chapter meetings. We are a donation center for hearing Charities of America. www.HearingAidDonations.org All donations are tax deductible and you will receive a letter of acknowledgement.

HLAA membership is complimentary for Veterans

As we observe Veterans Day this year, we would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to all of the men an women who currently serve or have served our country.

Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter

HLAA has a virtual chapter, specifically for Veteran members (and caregivers)! Members of this online chapter can log-in remotely, collaborate with others on projects, join discussions, delegate tasks, and more. You can find out more about the new HLAA Veterans Across America Virtual Chapter on the Veteranspage. If you are interested in joining the virtual chapter, please email chapters@hearingloss.org.

Veterans Info Link

Membership Benefits


Why You Should Join a Hearing Loss Chapter


  • Meet others with Hearing Loss


  • Learn how to improve understanding


  • Learn how community is helping


  • See technology that will help me


  • Enjoy social functions with the group


  • Tips on how to navigate the hearing world with hearing loss.